Sunday 29 April 2018
St Machar's Cathedral 7:45 p.m.

Lo Sposalizio

Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

Theorbo continuo

This concert celebrates the centuries-old tradition of Venice’s annual carnival and ceremonial Marriage to the Sea. It will feature sacred, secular and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Rovetta, and contemporaries, as the choir presents a musical reconstruction of this event as it might have sounded in the 1630s.


The choir will be accompanied by the specialist period instrument group His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, and continuo will be provided by theorbo players. There will be ancient Venetian cornett fanfares, plainsong, and multi-part choral music from one of the richest genres of choral music and one of the most exhilarating periods of musical history.

ticket information       programme notes

Next rehearsal Tuesday 24 April
St Machar's Cathedral

7:15-9:45 p.m.
early start and late finish to practise movement
24 April rehearsal instructions
Italian words for practice (PDF, printable)

choral programme     choral parts
rehearsal information
weekly rehearsals
King's Consort recording

James Lobban Conducting Scholar

Tobias Wolf, 2017-18 James Lobban Conducting Scholar

Tobias Wolf is the 2017-18 James Lobban Conducting Scholar

April 2018 Poster


Rehearsal Accompanist

Rehearsal Accompanist Aden Mazur

Aden Mazur is our rehearsal accompanist for this term

Aberdeen Bach Choir December 2015 St Machar's Cathedral